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Directors and Staff



Dr. Paul W. Popiel
Director of Bands

Dr. Matthew O. Smith
Associate Director of Bands/Director, Marching Jayhawks

Sharon Toulouse
Assistant Director of Bands

Administrative Assistant
Leslie O’Neil

Graduate Teaching Assistants 
Bethany Amundson
John Leonard
Gina Moore
 
Colorguard Instructor
Melissa Smith
 
Equipment Managers
Nora Birchfield
Cole Epley
Kayn Milholland
Chris Struckhoff
 
Uniform Managers
Kaylah Eddy 
Ragan Foster
Marisa Haselhuhn
Alina Kolchinsky 
Megan Wickingson
 
Librarians
Angela Fornelli
Sophia Hollman
Katie Steele
Alex White
 
Kappa Kappa Psi President
Megann Lawrenz
 
Tau Beta Sigma President
Veranna Bauske


School of Music Events
KU Today
Music students present hundreds of public concerts every year
Students perform in KU choirs, concert bands, pep bands, ensembles, symphony orchestra, and jazz combos
The school owns one of the greatest jazz record collections in the world
KU Wind Ensemble performed the world premiere of the symphony "In the Shadow of No Towers" at Carnegie Hall
One of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities
44 nationally ranked graduate programs.
—U.S. News & World Report
Top 50 nationwide for size of library collection.
—ALA

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